Characteristics of the Sun by Raphael Lucas

Project:     NASA Heliophysics Teacher-Developed Lessons

In this lesson, Students will answer three (3) questions as part of a warm-up activity to help them focus on the ideas they will learn during the lesson. Students will then use NASA eclipse glasses to observe the Sun (providing conditions permit) and then return to the class to draw what they observed. They then will learn about the Structure and Composition of the Sun. Then students will use a large foam ball to make a labeled model to show the internal regions of the Sun, using the NASA diagram “Anatomy of the Sun/NASA” by Jenny Mottar. Students will work in groups of threes to make models of the Sun’s Anatomy.